Freddie Roach: I’m satisfied; Manny Pacquiao did well

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ROACH: He needed to restrain Pacquiao. ROY LUARCA

HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao may have failed to score a knockout win over Timothy Bradley but he did more than enough to satisfy his chief trainer, Freddie Roach.

The six-time Trainer of the Year said he saw Pacquiao’s grim determination to finish off Bradley but the American was just too tough to nail on the canvas.

Still, the convincing unanimous decision win was enough to make Roach happy.

“I’m satisfied,” said Roach, who had hoped for a Pacquiao victory by stoppage, at his Wild Card Gym on Monday. “He did well.”

Pacquiao fired rapid combinations—including a flurry of 12 punches when he caught Bradley at the ropes in the fourth round, the same round the American jarred the Filipino superstar with a haymaker.

Unrelenting in attack, Pacquiao had to be restrained by Roach for fear that his prized ward might run into a sneaky punch, like the one Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out with in their fourth duel in December 2012.

Bradley, who bulked up to 160 pounds on Saturday night and fought a la Marquez, waited vainly for that single opening to knock out the lighter Pacquiao (149 lb). Roach said that, as planned, Pacquiao confounded Bradley with lateral movement.

He said Pacquiao’s only shortcoming was he failed to unload enough body punches to wear down the bigger Bradley.

With his accuracy and volume of punches, Pacquiao was already ahead on the judges’ scorecards by the seventh round, noted Roach.

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  • MeowMing

    And now he’s satisfied? Really? He told reporters after the fight that he was a bit dissapointed because its not a convincing win. They promised to knock the guy out. And he didn’t see the strategy they been training ever happened in the ring.

    • jojo mojo

      and pinatulan mo na nmn si Roach. e matandang makakalimutin at mayabang na yan. kaya nga tinadyakan ni ariza.

      • Philantos

        what kind of statement is that, you’re totally a disrespectful person.

    • Liam le Blanco

      Satisfaction is relative. The objective of the camp is to knock Bradley out of the bout but it did not materialize. That is where the dissatisfaction is. But the thing is Pacman outpointed a reigning champion who have yet to be defeated (unblemished record before the fight) who himself is not a knock out artist and rely on points to win. These things have to be put into the equation. Its a matter of perspective.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Freddie, you need more fights for Pacquiao, time is near to satisfy your pocket.

    • Lemuel Vargas

      inggit lang yan….

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        he did well financially from Pacquiao’s getting beaten.

  • Sydneyboy

    Ho hum. This is so boring.

    • sanjuan683

      Maybe your face like a cylinder bore of Mitsubishi engine. Full of engine oil…. You better watch show time na lang hahahahahahaha

      • Sydneyboy

        You’re an idiot

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